An entrepreneur at heart and a disrupter in the world of fashion, Aimee Kestenberg has redefined the meaning of ‘affordable luxury’. Aimee’s “keep it real” attitude and unique, casual and free-spirited designs have deemed her an industry leader in the world of handbags and accessories.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Aimee studied Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology before making the bold move to New York City at only 20 years old upon acceptance to Parsons The New School for Design.
While attending Parsons, Aimee was hand picked to apprentice with various luxury brands including Alexander McQueen, Ralph Lauren and Sass & Bide before going on to become a two-time winner of the InStyle Independent Handbag Designer Awards.
By 2012, Aimee had become the industry’s go-to ghost designer for luxury designer labels and celebrities’ alike, bringing a unique creative vision to all that she touched.
In 2013, Aimee launched her namesake brand and immediately caught the eye of American retailers including Nordstrom, QVC, Shopbop and Lord & Taylor. Forbes immediately took notice by including Aimee in the prestigious “30 Under 30” list in 2014.
Aimee successfully expanded her brand to include footwear and luggage in 2015, in addition to launching the brand in 13 countries on 3 continents. Inspired by the new arrival of her first child, Aimee launched a baby and travel division in 2016 featuring functional and fashionable bags for working moms and women on the go.
A trendsetter in the industry, Aimee Kestenberg is a favorite among celebrities and young women all over the world. She continues to push the limits in design and creativity with no plans to slow down any time soon.